About the Symposium
The 2021 Badger Swine Symposium is scheduled for November 3, November 10 and November 17. The Symposium will be online via Zoom. There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the sessions.
Wisconsin may be known as the dairy state, but ties to swine production in Wisconsin run deep. Historically, immigrant populations demanded pork for the manufacture of sausage and other products, leading to as much as 80% of all Wisconsin farms having pigs on the farm in the early twentieth century. Pig farming looks different today with less total farms that have pigs on them, but raising pigs continues to be an important part of agriculture in Wisconsin.
Previous Symposium sessions are archived and available for viewing.
2021 Presenters and Topics
November 3, 2021
Dr. Neil DeBuse from Minnesota Swine Reproduction Center – Working together to keep the Wisconsin herd healthy
November 10, 2021
Jay Johnson USDA-ARS – In utero heat stress: Knowns, unknowns, and implications for the swine industry
November 17, 2021
Laura Greiner Iowa State University Outreach and Extension and the CALS – Managing production cost with feed cost